Jun 102011

Hot weather makes Shaker One crave juicy summer fruits…..strawberries, melons, all so refreshing and juicy.  One bite of the deep pink flesh of a ripe watermelon brings me back to being a kid in the summer…..sitting on the curb eating it right out of the rind, feeling the juice drip down our arms.  And for some of us, trying to duck out of the way of our brother’s seed spitting skills.

I’d brought home a baby watermelon with the very best of intentions.  Fruit salad you shall be my dear!

Until it was 6pm and 85 degrees.  Somebody needed a watermelon martini.  A few minutes later, with the help of my trusty immersion blender~et voila!



Fresh Watermelon St. Germain Martini


3 shots vodka (I used Titos)

3 shots strained fresh watermelon juice

3/4 shot St. Germain

dash of lemon juice


Shake over ice, pour into glass and garnish with a bit of the lovely flesh.  I promise this one won’t drip down your arm.





May 132011

Watermelon season is in full swing and Shaker One has discovered baby seedless watermelons.  Like a personal pan pizza of melon…..sweet and ultra juicy, these babies beg to be made into a cocktail.


Rooting around in the fridge and freezer one 90 degree evening I discovered some Trader Joe’s lime ice pops abandoned in the door.  <lighbulb moment>

Watermelon Lime Martini:


2 shots mostly melted lime pop

2 shots vodka of choice (I used Titos)

2 shots strained fresh watermelon juice

splash of fresh lime juice

Shake with ice, strain and slurp up faster than you can believe.  Wow and yum!

If you don’t have any sad abandoned lime ice pops in your freezer, simply substitute Rose’s lime juice (and up the fresh lime juice to equal the Rose’s to counteract the sweetness).


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